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How To Get Your First Clients

How To Get Your First Clients

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Trying to find your first clients is hard for any business, however, it is even more difficult for a new business.

As a new business, you have no reviews, testimonials, or ratings, and it seems as though no one is willing to give the new guy on the block a shot. This is perhaps one of the reasons that so many

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companies go out of business within the first few months to a year.

If you are having a hard time finding your first clients, we are going to share three tips with you on how you can bring people directly to your door.

Depending on your service, you may just want to get out there and meet the people who would be most interested in your service. This does not mean to head to the nearest parking lot and blanket the area with flyers. However, take the time to find where your people would most likely be and talk to them and introduce yourself. Of course, it never hurts to have a healthy dose of freebies and special discounts.

We live in a very technological world and talking to people can really make a big impact.

 

woman pointing to the dealOf course, we have already talked about freebies and how much people love them. With that in mind, one of the best ways to get people into the door and turn them into clients is to offer your service for free. While this is going to lose you some initial money, it will help to open the door to new clients. Keep in mind, if you play your cards right and do the job above expectations, you are more than likely going to get that positive word of mouth traffic as well!

Finally, if you do not mind trying a new tactic, you can always use Facebook advertising. This is a great way to target people who would be interested in your service or offer. In addition, you can target by exact locations such as towns and states. You will also be able to create a specific budget to ensure your costs do not get out of hand. In fact, you can start for under a couple of dollars a day to test the waters.

As you can see, these are fairly simple ways to get new clients. However, they are very effective and will work as soon as they are implemented.

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Six Reasons Owning a Business is Better than Having a Job

All around this great world, people, in droves, are abandoning faith in a J.O.B. and dependence on salaried employment and looking to start their own enterprise.

Almost monthly, a billion people, experience various job changes including loss. This has lead to an increasingly growing number of new entrepreneurs looking and learning about business and opportunities.

Business ownership can be an incredible journey.

Check out our list of benefits of owning a business.

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Your the boss:

When you’re the, you don’t have a “higher-up” watching your every move. You’re in control of your own productivity and quality. Your clients have the final say in the product, and that’s it. How you do the thing that you need to do is entirely your decision, and that’s awesome. You have choices, and you make all the decisions. When you’re calling the shots, you’ll be making the decisions that point your company towards its desired goal. This may be an overwhelming experience for some. You’ll need to develop yourself as a leader in delegating specific tasks to the right people. However, you can create a great culture, brand, and organization as you learn from experience to make decisions, and learn from your mistakes.

 

Choose the environment:

Envelope yourself with people who stay positive and encourage and empowerment you need, in order to achieve your goals. Weed out all botton feeders and negetive people. The more choice you will have, the smaller your organization. People value the opportunity to chart their own path, make their own decision and build their own future wealth. Especially making your own choices how you’ll do thing, and who you’ll work with. If you have a home based business, you can even enjoy some family time while at work.

Fearlessness:

From deciding that you will not get a full-time job to investing in the business and making several business decisions on your own. Becoming an entrepreneur, you will get rid of your self-limiting belief like never before. You will have built this boldness in you and will become used to getting out of your comfort zone.

Man of Action:

A lot of people talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. As an entrepreneur, you cannot just talk and don’t take actions. You have to keep your words and follow through. You may not change the world in a day. Changing a little piece of your world, however, can be a satisfying and worthwhile endeavor.

Make Money:

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out if your working for someone else, your really helping them achieve their wealth goals, whether it be a franchise small business or large corporation. When you have your own company or business, you can write your own history , you’re the master of your own destiny, your own legacy and most of all, your own paycheck.

Challenge Yourself:

A lot of people are stuck in the routine of their mundane job – doing the same old tasks day in and day out. Entrepreneurs find that each day is filled with new challenges and opportunities. So why not be a little creative, take a leap of faith and learn something new.

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The Most Important Traits you Need to Hire for at Your Startup

Any Startup CEO would agree – the success of a company can largely depend on ones ability to develop a strong and solid team.

You’ll need to develop a power team that you can consistently depend on, are dedicated to your vision, and always stay a step ahead of the competition with a certain amount of creativity and desire to think differently, taking you to the top of the order.

When you’re just starting out, a strong company culture is a foundation for your startup’s success.

 

 

When screening team applicants and recruiting for your new venture, you’ll need to seek out a few important qualities in your prospects. Be careful to identify one or any of these characteristics during your interview process. Especially candidates who have years of experience in the corporate world. Dropping someone into a new start up that is so ingrained with patterns from the corporate world may be a nightmare, even a person with all the right skills may fail terribly once placed in a new company. Here are a few things you should look for in your hires.

 

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Passion:

If you your job and what your doing, going to work should be invigorating. Your hire should be have a heart for helping to develop a great place to call work. This positive attitude plays a big part in the company’s tribal culture. Therefor, the recruiter must look for job applicants who must be passionate what the startup intends to do. When your whole team is on the same page, and focused on the same common vision, with equal motivation, the possibilities are limitless.

Determination:

Working in a startup is not all that easy at first. It is a gamble for all we know. It is a risk your employee is taking over a comfortable, well-paying job they could have settled into and lived a risk-free life. So, choose someone whom you think has it in them to toil through the difficult times that await them. Initial days of Startup life is unpredictable, exhausting and, sometimes without positive results. And not everyone thrives in such an atmosphere for a long time. Choose candidates who are risk-lovers and have endured such demanding situations before.

Curiosity:

It is highly beneficial to build company with go-getters. These guys are the best assets as their competitive spirit challenges their piers and the agency itself to continually grow. Exponential expansion or the team and the development of new skill-sets in unavoidable. Plus, this caliber of players are always entertaining to be around. Build a team with players with a vast array of unique hobbies. Those who are curious, are usually the one who think outside the box. Don’t be intimidated by them and this challenge will only be endearing at the end. People spend a third of their whole lives working, so why not surround yourself with people you enjoy being around.

Integrity:

In a new business environment, integrity plays a key factor when the stakes are high. Can you trust every one of your players to not only hit the mark, but also hold things in confidence? Hey, you could be sitting in front of the most brilliant developer, product manager, or IT guy, but if you don’t feel you can trust them, you’d best keep looking.